Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Drill zone request on Fannin Farms Drill Site located at 2400 Kuykendall Arlington, TX

4 new wells planned with drilling to start February 2018....

Notice of Public Hearing Case Number:  SUP09-03R2

Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing Date:  8/2/2017

City Council Public Hearing Date:  9/5/2017

Applicant:  Mycoskie McInnis & Associates represented by Jacob Sumpter
Applicant Address:  200 East Abram Street, Arlington Texas
Telephone Number:  817-469-1671
Site Location:  2322 Eden Rd; generally located south of Eden Road & West of South Cooper Street.
Current Zoning:  Residential Single-Family 7.2 (RS-7.2) with a Specific Use Permit (SUP) for gas drilling
Request:  Amendment to SUP for gas drilling
General Description of Applicant's Proposed Uses:  Establishment of the drill zone

This notice was sent to you because the latest Tax Roll lists you as an owner of property located within 600 feet of a pending specific use permit (SUP) request (refer to the location map on the back).

In considering this SUP request, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council must each hold a public hearing.  Planning and Zoning Commission hearings are held no earlier than 5:30 p.m. and City Council hearings are held no earlier than 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, Texas.  All persons attending these hearings will be given an opportunity to present their spoken or written comments.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is charged with issuing a recommendation to the City Council concerning this SUP request and is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the first date shown above.  The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and First Reading vote on the second date shown above.  The City Council is authorized to refuse this requested SUP, grant it, or make modifications to the request, as the City Council deems appropriate.

The City has a process in place for property owners wishing to submit a Petition of Opposition to an SUP request.  The effect of such a petition, when it meets all City requirements, is to require a favorable vote of ¾ of all the members of the City Council to approve the requested SUP.  The Petition must be received by the City Secretary’s Office before the close of the City Council Public Hearing at First Reading, although Petitions should be submitted as early as possible to allow proper verification.  Persons interested in submitting a protest are strongly encouraged to contact the Community Development and Planning Department for information on requirements concerning Petition verification and format.  Official Petition forms are available from the Community Development and Planning Department which is located at City Hall.

A similar notice will be sent to you if either hearing is rescheduled.  Please contact Jessica Youngblood, Gas Well Coordinator in Community Development and Planning at 817-459-6520 if you would like additional information about this requested SUP09-03R2.

Information on the SUP process is also available on CD&P’s webpage:
Arlington City Web Site

NOTE: Please review the 2 links below for complete information and please review the 2 maps.
Map - the top picture is a overall map, with the bottom map focused on FANNIN FARMS ENERVEST SITE ... Located at 2400 Kuykendall Dr, Arlington, TX 76001. The drill site is well within the borders of the pad site, located directly on the letters SUP09-3 of the map.

Notice Letter with Map of 8 Gas Well Pads in SW Arlington

Notice Letter from Saddle Operating, LLC

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trees and Texas Senate Bill 14....

Thank you for contacting Senator Konni Burton regarding SB 14, relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation.  We have recorded your opposition to the bill and passed the information to the senator.

For Senator Burton, SB 14 is purely about property rights, which are one the foundational rights of a free society. Many cities in Texas have passed tree ordinances which require a homeowner to get permission from the city, and/or pay a fee, to remove a tree on their personal property. SB 14 simply prevents a political subdivision from enacting or enforcing such a regulation on residential property owners only. The bill does not restrict a city from regulating trees on commercial or public property, and a homeowners association may continue to oversee tree activity in its jurisdiction.

You may view the details of the bill here: capitol.state - Bill Lookup

Senator Burton will always be on the side of protecting your rights. Thank you, again, for contacting the senator on this issue. We appreciate your input and are grateful for your involvement in the legislative process.


Savannah Schallen
Deputy District Director
State Senator Konni Burton, District 10

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Texas Senate Select Committee - Property Tax Relief...

Just wanted to inform you that the Senate Select Committee on Government Reform will be meeting tomorrow to take public testimony concerning SB 1, 93, and 96.  These three bills will  provide much needed property tax relief for all Texas property owners.  You have given testimony in the past and we would ask that you continue to stand with us by testifying in favor of these bill.   We would be honored to have your testimony.

What: Senate Select Committee on Government Reform-Property Tax Relief Hearing
When: Saturday-July 22, 2017
Where: Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium, E1.004
The Hearing begins at 11am.  Witness registration for oral testimony will begin at 10am and ends at2pm.
Contact Phone Number: 512-463 0107

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Arlington garage sales, proposed new ordinance....TIME TO ACT....

Summary of the meeting Monday night:

As I understand it the purpose of this meeting is to gather public opinion about a proposed ordinance on garage sales, before it is made into an actual ordinance. (See my previous post below). 

Please join or review "Arlington Texas Talk" in Face Book to see the comments about this proposed ordinance. 

Short story is ...... at least 90% of the people I talk with are AGAINST it. Once again it is the few who are causing a problem for the majority. And the few are obvious abusers, i.e. having it all the time, making it commercial, selling brand new items, etc. So my opinion is to drop it all together, or write it in such a way that is is only for the extreme abuser, not applying to "average citizens". 

I will pass on to my network of people that now is the time to ACT by email or telephone with you two to express their opinions to either make an ordinance that restricts the abusers or not have one at all. 

Everyone, TIME TO ACT: 
1) please contact Code Compliance Services Administrator Mike Bass by email at, or you may call him directly at 817-459-5341.
2) please contact your city council member or you may call her at 817-459-6143.

Again thank you for allowing our input prior to making another regulation that we do not need.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Arlington Neighborhoods.... Garage Sales and more....

Dear Neighbor:

Ordinance Creating the Garage Sales Chapter of the Code of the City of Arlington
Proposed Amendments to Nuisance Chapter, § 1.02 Definition- Dilapidated Fence
Proposed Amendments to Unified Development Code, § 5.3.4.C. - General Fence Maintenance
Proposed Amendments to Nuisance Chapter, § 2.02 (L) - Nuisance Landscape 
Code Compliance periodically reviews property maintenance ordinances for current applicability, congruency with state statutes, opportunities to improve voluntary compliance, and trending issues identified by residents or the City Council.  You are cordially invited to participate in a public meeting to discuss and provide input to a proposed ordinance adoption and ordinance amendments.  The meeting will be held:
Date:     Monday, July 10, 2017
Time:     6:00pm
Venue:  Arlington City Hall
  101 W. Abram St, Council Briefing Room, 3rd floor

If you have any questions and would like to speak with staff, in order to receive more detail regarding the proposed ordinance adoption or amendments, please contact Code Compliance Services Administrator Mike Bass by email, or you may call him directly at 817-459-5341.

Here is the proposed ordinance: Proposed Garage Sale Ordinance

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Town Hall meeting, results of property tax meeting...

Brief summary of meeting:
A big Thank you to Any Nugyen for hosting this Property Tax discussion and introducing Tarrant County legislation to have a possible 5% to 20% exemption on Tarrant County / Tarrant County Hospital property taxes, hopefully it will pass. We became aware during the meeting that the County Commissioners (5 of them) have control over just 18% of the property tax.
The other 82% of property taxes are, 5% Tarrant County College, 24% City of Arlington, and 53% Arlington ISD, which is not controlled by the County Commissioners. So the resolution of property taxes will largely fall on the ISD, the State of Texas, and the City of Arlington.
Senate Bill 2 will just restrict the ability of increased taxes, not reduce.
Notes: Become friends with Andy Nguyen and David Hart by typing in their names on FB to see the live feed of the meeting everyone missed. 
(I support Andy Nguyen as an outstanding Tarrant County Commissioner!)
Example of these url:

Speakers at the meeting (May 18th) were: 
1) Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Commissioner for Precinct 2. 
2) GK Maenius, Tarrant County Administrator 
3) Ron Wright, Tax Assessor for Tarrant County. 
Further action is needed on the part of all citizens to continue to do something about property taxes with your legislators, concerning the other 82%.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Your Property Taxes, Your Appraised Values, Let's Talk!!! Arlington, TX...

Tarrant County Commissioner, Andy Nguyen is hosting a Town Hall Meeting,
an interactive discussion with Tarrant County Leaders:

Thursday, May 18, 2017..... From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Tarrant County Sub-Court House, 700 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010

Please email or call 817-548-3900 to reserve your place at our meeting.... An RSVP is requested but not required.

Call to Action: 
1) Please go to this web site to send a letter to our State Representative:

2) Attend the meeting listed above.

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